This two-year program serves to increase preservice students' understanding of STEM and how to teach integrative STEM in the classroom
Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) is pleased to announce the upcoming 2014-2016 inSTEP program for future STEM teachers. VSGC is coordinating the Integrative STEM for Pre-service Teachers (inSTEP) program to prepare 30 pre-service teachers to teach integrative STEM subjects.
VSGC is partnering with higher education institution partners, NASA Langley Research Center, and NASA Wallops Flight Facility.
inSTEP is open to rising juniors majoring in STEM, interested in teaching in grades 4-8, and attending one of the following higher education institutions: The College of William and Mary, Old Dominion University, Virginia Tech, The University of Virginia, Norfolk State University, Virginia State University, Hampton University
inSTEP will merge best practices in methodologies, pedagogy, and content to prepare teachers to bring integrative STEM education into diverse classrooms. As defined by Dr. John Wells and Dr. Jeremy Ernst at Virginia Tech, integrative STEM education is "the application of technological/engineering design based pedagogical approaches to intentionally teach content and practices of science and mathematics education concurrently with content and practices of technology/engineering education.”